The Pickled Egg trivia quiz

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Well I think this post from the archives nails it Richard
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Nobody's mentioned the plugs...is it the GS job nobody dare speak about? Or shall we just wait and see how much r_d enjoys that job. Lets hope the exhuast manifiolds haven't rotted out too :lol: You need a BIIIIIG socket for the fan - 42mm or something? My Dad's got one somewhere that was bought in order to replace the rubber boot (?) on the suspension pump - used once AFAIK!


So maybe not the cooling fan :-D

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PS I did start a thread a couple of weeks ago to drag up some of the excellent content sitting in the FCF vaults. There are some excellent pictures on this thread of 2013 vintage from yourself Richard, which may even have the very vehicle the socket was bought for on!
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Those are expensive!
I bought a second hand tube spanner, about a fiver, which I thought was outrageous at the time, ant the nut and 'C' nut together were £3 from the dealer.
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This! just dug it out from the dreaded cupboard under the stairs :(

43mmm across the flats, 52mm across the 'corners', 28cm long.
Hasn't been used since around 1985 IIRC, shame to bin it though, you never know!

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Got it Nigel!

I think the car is one not shown there - a pale blue GS Estate JEO 343P. 1983/4 possibly, and the connector to the hydraulic pump went - the pump is driven off the crank so removal of the fan required. No suitable socket, and neither could the local farmer turn anything up - I remember a trip in his early 60s Ford (Cortina?) to the local hardware shop(*) to get a socket - it must have been 1984ish as there was discussion about it being exempt from the then new law on seatbelt wearing. I remember it taking most of the weekend and requiring a lot of dismantling of the front end, for a very small part - and breaking the end off a screwdriver holding the ring gear whilst trying to undo the said crankshaft nut!

*The Hardware shop was W Hurst & Son in Newport IOW - an amazing emporium that had the best selection of tools EVER!! Spent many an hour in there looking at the tools.... Still going, and still has the tools by the look of it: https://hurst-iw.co.uk/

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"Hasn't been used since around 1985 IIRC, shame to bin it though, you never know!"

I've got an awful lot of stuff that fits that description. :-D

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I think I've got one - in which case it's almost certainly for a 2CV hub.

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xantia_v6 wrote:
01 Jan 2019, 02:01
First question:

What was the last production car to be fitted with a "Deluxe" badge on the boot lid?


At least 2 2-wheeled vehicles have been given the moniker De-Luxe (can you have a deluxe two wheeler?)

I'll give you this one for free. It is this rather modest Autovap Moped from 1960. (can you have a de-luxe moped?) But the AutoVap moped really hits the "deluxe" jackpot with its models. The varieties were standard, deluxe, super deluxe, caravelle & caravelle deluxe.

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So onto the question
Are there any other two wheel examples which have Deluxe in their model name?

..and a clue to one which I know of.....it used to be marketed as the "Gentleman's Tourer" and was available in mist-green or black, unless you were an export customer when you could have it painted in any colour you wanted. Oh and Imperial Chemical Industries once owned the Company although not at the time of this model.
See what you can find

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So it isn't a motorway, nor a road that isn't a motorway!?

Whatever, it IS a dual carriageway &, therefore, the speed limit is 70 - unless a lower speed is indicated. What's Welsh for otiose?
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 12:36
van ordinaire wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 21:19
So it isn't a motorway, nor a road that isn't a motorway!?

Whatever, it IS a dual carriageway &, therefore, the speed limit is 70 - unless a lower speed is indicated. What's Welsh for otiose?
Ddiwerth (useless)

How do you pronounce that? :-D

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Keep up chaps that was posted on January 8th!

Get on to the deluxe motorbikes!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jan 2019, 12:30


At least 2 2-wheeled vehicles have been given the moniker De-Luxe (can you have a deluxe two wheeler?)
So onto the question
Are there any other two wheel examples which have Deluxe in their model name?

..and a clue to one which I know of.....it used to be marketed as the "Gentleman's Tourer" and was available in mist-green or black, unless you were an export customer when you could have it painted in any colour you wanted. Oh and Imperial Chemical Industries once owned the Company although not at the time of this model.
See what you can find
OK, question too difficult? Here it is the full thing in mist green

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Sunbeam S7 mint green
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That S7 is just simply gorgeous :D💛 Were they ever in any other colour? Only ever knew them in mist green...

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CitroJim wrote:
28 Jan 2019, 07:12
That S7 is just simply gorgeous :D💛 Were they ever in any other colour? Only ever knew them in mist green...


Wiki reckons they cames as standard in Black or Mist Green, but for export they would do in in any BSA colour seeing as at the time Sunbeam was within the BSA stable

I know a gentleman who has this very "gentleman's tourer" . At the time, when he was struggling to get the technique right for starting the thing, I thought he had paid maybe a bit too much for it. There is only one way prices have gone since he got it though, and thats up. How standard the paint is, or whether it was originally built for export I have no idea.

Oops! Listed as an S8 when originally sold.

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PS another S8 for sale at Matthwesons february auction

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That does look nice in red :D

Love the wicker 'top box' on the black one :)

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Have a bit delve easy enough to find out
Where is....

...Edinburgh of the South Seas?
Discovered this myself tonight. Before I would not have been able to point to where it is on the globe.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Have a bit delve easy enough to find out
Where is....

...Edinburgh of the South Seas?
Discovered this myself tonight. Before I would not have been able to point to where it is on the globe.

Regards Neil


In normal circumstances to get there you would sail from here
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in this....The Trawler Edinburgh....goes there 4 times a year (except when its in dry dock!)
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Regards Neil